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Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster” I love that movie. Ray Liotta is nuts, plus I have this crazy obsession with mob movies. Okay but seriously, as far back as I can remember, my mom has been making us oatmeal. She always made it every morning for us before school, alternating with cream of wheat.

It was always the same milk and brown sugar..don’t get me wrong, I still love it that way and Im beyond grateful that I wasn’t left with cold cereal everyday, although now thats one of my favorite snacks, but sometimes, variety is the spice of life! 😉

Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

I love this Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Bake. It’s wonderful served hot with milk or it doubles as granola and is great over yogurt. It is perfectly sweet, slightly crunchy, and is bursting with cinnamon, soft apples, and fresh, tart cranberries.

Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

The day I made this, my mom came over and we took the boys for a walk. When we got back, she served herself a small bowl and went back for seconds (& thirds!) proclaiming how good it is! I drizzles a little bit of maple syrup over mine for added sweetness, but she loved it perfectly as is!

This oatmeal bake can be prepared the night before and just popped in the oven when you wake up! It’s perfect for when you know you’re going to have company or if you just want to enjoy a lazy weekend morning! Give this one a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

This Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Bake was featured over at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6 Servings


  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored, and cubed (I used Gala)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (divided)
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk (plus more for topping)
  • Maple Syrup (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl combine the apples, cranberries, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and the ground cloves.
  3. Toss to fully coat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl mix together the oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, salt, and brown sugar.
  5. Stir in the milk and vanilla.
  6. Once the oats are fully moistened add in the fruit mix and toss together.
  7. Pour into an 8x8 pan and bake for around 45 minutes, until the apples have softened and the cranberries have burst.
  8. Serve warm with some milk splashed in it and maple syrup drizzled on top, for an added bit of sweetness. Enjoy!


As leftovers its great either heated up and prepared the same way or used as granola on top of some yogurt! Enjoy!

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  • Reply Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    I’ve actually never baked oatmeal before…well, besides in cookies. This looks amazingly delicious! Thanks for the great breakfast idea!

    January 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      This was my first time but I loved it!!

      January 23, 2013 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Julia

    I love baked oatmeal and pairing it with apples and cranberries sounds really good! How long does this store once you make it? I am wondering if I could make it on the weekend and store it throughout the week to eat for breakfasts or snacks.

    January 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Ours was gone in 2 days! I just kept it covered on the counter and munched on it 🙂 I imagine if you warm it up with milk in the microwave that it would be just as good!

      January 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Deborah

    This sounds SO good!! Thanks so much for sharing with Taste and Tell Thursdays. This will be one of the featured recipes this week!

    January 31, 2013 at 6:10 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Aww thank youu!! 🙂

      January 31, 2013 at 11:14 pm
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  • Reply Becky

    Just enjoyed a bowl this morning. My daughter and I mixed the ingredients the night before and cooked this morning. I used half the sugar and changed the milk for original almond milk. It was just what I need this cold Saturday morning.

    January 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      That sounds perfect! So glad you guys enjoyed it 🙂

      January 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

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